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Friday, December 24, 2010 • The News

The Most Current Weekly Guide to Real Estate in Parksville, Qualicum Beach & the Surrounding Areas.

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B2 • THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my friends, past clients and their families...

A Very Happy Holiday Season and Best Wishes for a Healthy, Prosperous New Year. Gerry Adair

Choosing The REALTOR® Who’s Right For You. If you’re selling or buying a home, you know it’s a process that can’t be rushed. You need time to make the right choices and decisions. After all, selling or buying a home is one of the largest and most important business transactions in which you’re likely to be involved. As a result, you’ll need to work with someone who understands your needs and wants -- someone you trust and with whom you feel comfortable. That’s why it’s important to work with a REALTOR® and to know how to go about choosing the one who’s right for you. By definition, a REALTOR®’s primary role is to bring buyers and sellers together to facilitate a sale. A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and therefore has access to the Multiple Listing Service ® (MLS®) run by the Board. Both terms, REALTOR® and MLS® are trademarks owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Members of the local Board are also members of CREA and therefore are permitted to use these trademarks. When you work with a REALTOR® you can expect strict adherence to provincial law, as well as to a national Code of Ethics -- ensuring you’ll receive the highest level of service and integrity.

‘Open Houses’ are also a good way to meet REALTORS, especially if you’re interested in purchasing a home. You can also refer to real estate signs in your chosen area. If no name appears, call the phone number on the sign and ask to be referred to a REALTOR® in that firm. Some people mistakenly contact the real estate board for referral to a REALTOR®. A real estate board does not provide a referral service for REALTORS. The Board was created to provide services to its members. Still, the Board will confirm whether a real estate practitioner is a member, and therefore a REALTOR®. THE INTERVIEW When choosing a real estate professional, it’s a good idea to talk to two or three sales representatives from different companies to determine what types of information and experience they and their companies have to offer. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re selling your home, ask those you interview about the type of marketing plan they have in mind for your home. Obviously, you’ll want to learn of their reputation and reliability. You may also want to consider asking for references from buyers or sellers with whom the REALTOR® has worked.

Real estate professionals know their markets inside-out because they inspect open houses and research all listings. As a result, they have expertise in assessing what comparable homes are selling for within any given neighbourhood.

Further, since you’ll be working closely with a REALTOR® for weeks or possibly months, it’s a good idea to choose someone who listens to what you say, asks intelligent questions and shows a genuine interest in helping you.



There are many ways to go about finding the REALTOR® who’s right for you. First, try consulting friends, relatives and neighbours to see if they can recommend someone. You may also want to try searching through local newspaper real estate advertisements.

Keep in mind that REALTORS cannot work independently of your input. You must be willing to do some preparatory work yourself and be prepared to dedicate a certain amount of time to working with the REALTOR® you have chosen.

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) represents over 900 REALTORS and administers the Multiple Listing Service® system north of the Malahat to the northern-most reaches of the Island. This article was provided on behalf of VIREB REALTORS for the information and benefit of consumers. For more information, visit the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s website online at or call 250-390-4212.

So, before you enlist the help of a REALTOR®, you should have a clear set of objectives in mind. Be honest and open in discussing your financial situation and, if you’re buying, carefully review the features you absolutely must have in a home, versus those features you’d merely like to have. LOYALTY IS A MUST It’s also important to remain loyal to the REALTOR® you’ve chosen if he or she has earned your trust. This person will be spending a lot of time and effort on your behalf, but won’t be paid until the transaction is completed. If you’re a buyer, getting involved with several REALTORS can create unnecessary and confusing duplication of effort. In fact, buyers who deal with several REALTORS may miss out on the high level of interest and comprehensive service one is entitled to expect by working closely with a single, competent REALTOR®. COOPERATION REALLY WORKS Remember, although you’ll be working with one REALTOR®, members of the Board cooperate extensively with each other to facilitate showings and sales for the benefit of other clients and customers. So, if you see a ‘For Sale’ sign on a house in which you’re interested, simply ask the REALTOR® you’re working with to arrange an appointment to view the home. This service is, in fact, what the Multiple Listing Service® system is all about -REALTORS cooperating with REALTORS to bring buyers and sellers together to achieve their mutual goals.

THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010 •


Acreage on the Edge of Parksville $799,000 • Luxurious spa like master bath, fully self contained in-law suite • 2.5 acres only 3 minutes to Parksville • Wonderfully finished with Extensive use of masonry



Qualicum Beach Acreage • 3.13 acres, zoned RS2 • RDN sewer is available • Excellent acreage close to town





Best Valued Waterfront $549,000 • .74 Acre property w/over 3400 sq. ft. • Beautiful hardwood throughout w/ updated kitchen • R.V. parking with full hookups

Riverfront Property $199,900 Nanoose Bay Home $363,000 • .46 acre on flat ,treed, property down to river • Located on quiet, closed street • Quick possession available






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$4 Immaculate Mobile on .36 Acre $229,900 • Ideal location short drive to Qualicum Beach • Bright kitchen, living and family rooms • Beautiful fenced yard with wired workshop

New Home Living • Located on quiet key in a sought after part of Parksville • Numerous upgrades including flooring and paint


• Numerous upgrades including hardwood, beautiful ceiling treatments • Heat Pump, custom stamped concrete

• Beautiful yard close to the ocean • This home is ready for you!


35.5 Acres RUPERT RD.



Fantastic Parksville Waterfront


• One acre of waterfront living with beach access • A well maintained home with many updates • 5 bdrms & 4 baths on 2 levels, all with ocean views



35.5 Acres $1,695,000 • Bordering on Town of Qualicum • Mountain view, partially treed level land • In the ALR

Deep Bay Lot


• .41 acre close to marina • Flat level lot • Seller will build to suit if desired

10.5 Acres Starting at $925,000 • In the Town of Qualicum Beach • West Qualicum open space development area • 2 Titles (5 & 5.5 acre)

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes From Grant, Shelly, Brody, Brett & Brayden Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Independently Owned & Operatedd grantwildeman@shaw ca

Cell: (250) 927-0357 Office: (250) 248-4321 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5838

One of Nanaimo’s Fastest Selling Condo Developments with Over 70% Sold *CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! 1 Year Free Strata Fees + $10,000 Pre-Paid Credit Card!

Luxury Ocean View Condos starting at

$249,900 The Texada is a recent winner of the 2010 Award of Merit for Multi-Family Condos from VIREB Commercial Division

Contact John Bertoia @ 250-390-0115, go to or visit our show suites at 6310 McRobb Ave, Nanaimo, B.C. Open daily from 11-4, closed Fridays *Terms & Conditions: Contact sales agent for full details and any restrictions.

B4 • THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010

Best of the Season



Buying a home requires a lot of thought…and action! What is a Miracle Home? For a trustworthy transaction An exclusive program offered by your participating REMAX agent Cover your sale and/or purchase with the security of the Tranquilli-T program. This special insurance program is only available to you if you are a client of a participating RE/MAX Realtor such as Diane Kellas. Call Diane to hear the details and find out if you are eligible to be covered. There is no cost to you for Tranquilli-T, so what have you got to lose?

Have you seen the signs and wondered what a Miracle Home is…. Quite simply, if you list your home or buy through RE/Max First Realty, you have a Miracle Home. A portion of the commission on every sale done through the RE/MAX First office is sent to the Children’s Miracle Network to help children receiving treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. Diane Kellas is a proud supporter of this program and would love to help you be the owner of a Miracle Home.

When it comes time to buy a home, most people already have a pretty good idea of the type of residence they’re looking for, such as a single-family unit, a duplex or a multiple-unit dwelling. Chances are they also have a good idea of their price range. Buying a home can be much easier with a bit of planning and by taking a closer look at your specific needs. For example, what are the municipal taxes for the area and what services are available?

Here Are Some Steps To Get You Started: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Call Diane Kellas today...

Season’s Greetings

Keep track of your credit report Prepare for your home purchase Develop a budget Get your financial picture into focus Find ways to start saving now Learn common real estate terminology Learn about mortgage qualifications Get mortgage offer comparisons Compare housing types Check listings & prices online

Finding and choosing a real estate agent is another smart move. These professionals will dedicate their time and effort to finding the exact type of home that you’re looking for. By having a realtor do all the preliminary legwork for you, you won’t spend valuable time visiting properties that don’t suit your needs.

Warmest wishes to our friends and clients for their continued support and friendship. Thank you all for making this a wonderful year.

But real estate agents aren’t mind readers. That means you should be able to provide your realtor with as much information as possible. When you first sit down with him or her, outline your requirements: the type of neighbourhood you’re looking for, the approximate lot size, as well as the type of home and the number of rooms. Also, make sure to mention any other important features that you’re looking for such as a specific heating or ventilation system. All this information will help you narrow down the search to those homes that can meet your needs.

Wishing you all the best in 2011! Les & Shelley

Once you’ve decided on a particular property, your realtor will submit a purchase bid to the owner or developer (in the case of a new building). This bid may be conditional, such as requesting that certain elements be left in the home, such as the dishwasher, vertical blinds or decorative items. Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty

Independently Owned & Operated

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC

Les Pockett

Office: (250) 752-6926 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5906

Personal Real Estate Corporation


THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010 •

Free Market Evaluation


New Certified Built Green for $429,900


Call for a professional evaluation.

876 Ohiat Rd Qualicum North

No cost. No obligation. N No pressure.


“Let Me Work For You!”



This rural 2.5 acre property is tucked away on a quiet road in North Qualicum. This 3 bedroom 2 bath family home offers an open floor plan with spacious kitchen with new cabinetry. Large master bedroom with spacious ensuite. Bonus loft upstairs & bedroom. Huge 37x44 wired, insulated workshop with 12 ft ceilings + doors.


John Stilinovic Associate Broker




Mid-Island Realty

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

359 Hackberry Place in Maple Glen Development


2,145 sq, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Certified Built Green 2 high efficiency gas fireplaces Brac System Grey water recycling system Rain water recovery system for irrigation Solid Bamboo Flooring Warmly Yours electric floor heating Rinnai Hot Water on Demand Arxx ICF insulating concrete form foundation for an R50 value K2 Stone Reclaimed fir & cedar

Call kevin clayton

314 E.Island Hwy. Parksville • 248-8371

WIN A MARKET EVALUATION Correctly identify Dan Jack and call 250-954-7111 to win


250.951.0707 Licensed Residential Builder






Seriously folks, I will come and evaluate your home for no cost, no obligation and no pressure.



Vancouver Island Realty

1636 Abbey Road





• 2572 sq.ft. home, .27 acre • 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 850 sq.ft. deck • Landscaped, private front yard, fully fenced • Paved driveway, single car garage, RV parking

Direct: (250) 228-5558 Office: (250) 248-2488

956 St. Andrews Lane • 1843 Sq. Ft. • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Appliances included

MLS # 299597



1702 Country Road • 2214 sq.ft., 0.46 acre • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances • Glass enclosed sunroom

MLS# 307489





1349 Meadowood Way • 2208 sq. ft. home, 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Private setting, 1.21 acre • Single car garage, RV parking • 24’x32’ detached shop with 60 amp service



1704 Karen’s Court • 1385 sq.ft. rancher, 0.48 acre • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Detached 1000 sq.ft. • MANY upgrades

MLS# 303510




1545 Pady Place

1634 Easy Way

• 745 sq. ft. on .25 acre riverfront • New Home Warranty, 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm • Builders Standard appliances • Patio wired for hot tub

• .75 acre • Ocean & Mountain Views, Private Setting • Level Building Site

MLS# 282379





61 Centennial Road Nanaimo • 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 732 sq. ft. • Private Front Yard • Ready to move in! • Ocean & Mountain Views MLS# 306320



1830 Abbey Road • .66 acre • Riverfront • Cleared building site









$45,000 +HST

B6 • THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010

Your Kelowna Connection! Moving to the Okanagan? Call Stephen Buck Royal Lepage Kelowna

Get Moving! Find 100’s of new listings each week inside the Real Estate Weekly, distributed FREE inside The News each & every Friday!

Cell: 1-250-864-6782 Toll Free: 1-800-421-3214


MOVING CHECKLIST Get Organized with this Handy Moving Checklist! Organization is the key to a successful move! Use this helpful checklist to get things done at the right time. Start early and refer to this list often!

6 - 8 Weeks Before Move ■

If you’re using a moving company, check to make sure your move is scheduled.

Make a list of items you want to take with you and what you want to toss. Consider donating unwanted items to charity or hold a garage sales.

Season’s Greetings & A Happy New Yearr

If you’re doing your own packing, gather supplies you need (boxes, tape, markers).

Develop a floor plan of your new home’s layout, noting where each item will go. This will help reduce the stress of making decisions later.

Get to know your new community. The local Chamber of Commerce can provide information on schools, community programs, parks & recreation facilities.

Finalize all real estate or rental needs.

Have a safe, prosperous and healthy New Year

Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire & auto insurance.

Put all medical / dental records in a safe and accessible place. Be sure to include prescription and vaccination records.

Notify schools in the old and new locations and arrange to transfer school records. Start the process of registering in new schools.


Richard, Drew,Robyn & Cara Anchor Realty

The Team

113 West 2nd Ave,Qualicum Beach

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated



4-5 Weeks Before Move ■

Contact or visit your local Post Office to obtain a Change of Address form.


Notify family, friends, banks, insurance & credit card companies, doctors, dentists, clubs, associations and magazine / newspaper subscriptions about your move.

Private and attractive home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the ever popular Eaglecrest area. This 3 bedroom, 2300 sq.ft. home boasts character and charm throughout, and includes a 16 ft. high, open beamed great room that overlooks the park-like garden through leaded glass windows. Two fireplaces keep the home warm and cozy. The fully fenced, well established yard is complete with a fish pond, new decks, and backs onto Queens land greenbelt. Wonderful home for entertaining. Located just minutes to the beach, golf course, town and schools, this beautiful home is perfect for families or retirees alike and must be seen to be appreciated.

Contact utility providers (telephone, gas, electric, TV and trash collection) at new and old locations to make arrangements for connections and disconnections.

Complete banking arrangements in old & new locations and transfer funds to your new bank.

Check requirements for new driver’s licence and auto registration in your destination province.


Marilyn Hewer

Anchor A Ancho h Realty


Vickie Butters

Independently p y Owned & Operated

(250) 7 752-2466

3 Weeks Before Move ■

Make transportation arrangements for pets. Take them to your veterinarian for a complete check-up. Ask for a certificate stating their clean bill of health.

Gather all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, and other unique items (jewelry, coin collection, photos). Place them in one easily identifiable and easy to locate folder or box, so you can take them with you on moving day.

Collect items that are being repaired, stored, or cleaned (clothing, shoes, etc.)

2 Weeks Before Move ■

Transfer all prescriptions to a pharmacy in your new neighbourhood. Clear out safety deposit boxes.

Back up all your computer files. Disconnect and pack your computer system.

Make final packing decisions. Clean and clear your home including closets, basement and attic.

Drain your lawn mower and power tools of all fluids for safe transportation.

If you need extra storage, contact a storage provider.

Have your vehicle serviced if you plan to travel by car.

Cancel newspaper subscription and other regular activities.

Arrange for a baby sitter fir your kids during the loading and unloading process.

1 Week Before Move

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say Thank You and to wish you the very best for the New Year. Jesse & John

Make sure you haven’t overlooked anything in the house. Check, double-check, and re-check!

Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator, freezer, and your stove at least 24 hours before moving to let them air out.

Pick up any dry cleaning or laundry and pay any outstanding bills you may have with local businesses.

Return videos, library books and anything you borrowed from the neighbors.

Gather keys, alarm codes, and garage door openers to hand them over to the new owners or realtor.

Moving Day! ■

Hand over keys, alarm codes, and garage door remote controls to the new owner or realtor.

Clean your house as much as you can before your moving crew arrives. Search every room and closet before the movers arrive to be sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Keep your floor plan on hand as a reference, for both you and the movers.

Find a safe, quiet place for pets so they aren’t in the way of the moving crew.

Verify that all utilities have been disconnected in your old home and connected in your new home. Have your phone connected a day before move-in day. bclo











John Milroy

THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010 •

Bill & Mary Kerr

Grace Reid

Dawn & Lawrence Setter

Mike Murphy

Ken Droog

Stuart Garner

Diane Kellas

Ian Lindsay

Frank Fairley frank@remax-first.bc-ca

Katherine Johnsen

Ron Limer

Ron Mehan

Val Mitchell

Greg Ozeroff

Colette Maeers

Vivien Sears

Tom Whitfield

Rudi Widdershoven

Peter Zimmerman

Maggie Towns

SERVING CENTRAL VANCOUVER ISLAND #21-826 West Island Hwy. Parksville at Wembley Mall 250.248.1071



B8 • THE NEWS, Friday, December 24, 2010


In excellent location! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, rec room, attached garage, 1 block to shopping! MODERN KITCHEN with huge deck overlooking fenced back yard. Many updates!


Dale Rumming




A great place to live! New- drilled well, septic field, hardiplank, roof, landscaping, fence – everything is done in this solid & well built CHARACTER HOME. Huge SHOP with mezzanine & office opens tons of possibilities!

• 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 964 sq. ft. • Large 1/2 acre lot in Dashwood • Estate sale, probate completed




Chris Turko

Call Dale Rumming


John Milroy

• The Gardens in Qualicum Beach • Lovely 1 bed unit overlooks portico entry • Ready for immediate occupancy • All appliances included, in move-in condition


$ COUNTRY ACREAGE! • Country home, country living • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Workshop, double carport, barn • 5 acres of peace + privacy

589 Gilbert Rd., Hilliers




• Waterfront Estate in Qualicum Beach • 6.3 acres with 200 ft. of sandy beach • 3200 sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths • Guest cottage with 2 bedrooms

$2,879,000 Aaron/Louise/Ian


• Bright, cheery, 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher • 2-car garage, RV parking, room for a boat • Lovely garden area, very private, walk to town • Greenhouse, whole house nice condition • High dry crawl space with “cold room”



• Great 3 bedroom + den, 2½ baths family home • RV parking, great landscaping • Extensively upgraded

Call Marge LaFoy $420,000

Roland Becthold



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• 1450 sq. ft. • 2 bdrm plus den • Family room + workshop too! • Nice big treed lot

819 MALLORY, PARKSVILLE • Ocean side of the highway! Close to beaches, marina, pub, • Oceanside School, hockey arena, Wembley Mall • 3 bed 2 bath family room • 1900 sqft Rancher .21 acre. Private back yard • Lots of room for RV parking & a boat!


Anne Sperling

RARE DOUBLEWIDE In a great 55+ park! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with large country style kitchen, and tons of cupboards! Minutes from Parksville, you can even bring your favourite pets! Freshly painted & ready to move into!


Dale Rumming

5078 Longview Dr., Bowser

3299 BLUEBACK DRIVE • Oceanfront rancher in Nanoose Bay • 1500 sqft, 2 baths, 3 beds, great room • Pebble beach, boat launch, landscaped • Over height walk-in crawl, spacious garage



ONE OWNER HOME! GREAT LOCATION! AFFORDABLE RETIREMENT 55+ only. NEW hot water tank NEW flooring in living room, NEW feature wall. OPEN KITCHEN large back yard, steps from Quality Foods and other conveniences. Small pets permitted, fast possession available.

Aaron/Louise/Ian $59,900


YOU OWN THE LAND! Great starter home! 2 bdrm, 2 bath, some features are: walk in closet, built in china cabinet, large open kitchen & all appliances are included. Don’t rent anymore! Start building equity today.




Call Dale Rumming

This custom 3 bed and den rancher with bonus room and 3 baths will please the most discerning buyers. The light filled great room/dining room with high ceilings and ocean views has French doors to the patio. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters opens up to a sun room. There is a 3 car attached garage, property is fenced and gated.


2543 sqft. home offers dramatic views Private yard leading to nature trails Open plan, exquisite detail Master & den on the main floor

$838,000+HST Ian/Aaron/Louise








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Pacifica, luxury downtown living in the heart of Nanaimo. Waterfront views to the mainland.




Call Gary Fulton for appointment. View photo’s at

Gary Fulton

Asking $624,900





Dale Rumming

#3-309 MOLLIET STREET • • • •

2 bedroom townhome Terrific location and central to all schools Currently rented and tenant would like to stay Well established strata with good management in place

Glenn Karakochuk



1120 CENTRE ROAD • Family home on 1/2 acre lot 5 min. from DT Qualicum Beach • Upstairs 1618 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 baths, great view from liv. rm. & dining room • Downstairs over 1100 sq. ft. 2 bed. 1 bath, rec. room, full kitchen, and separate laundry facilities • Perfect for in-laws or extended family situation


865 RIVERS EDGE DRIVE • 2500 sq.ft. 3 bed/3 bath rancher with bonus room • 6 foot crawl space, completely finished property • Thoughtful, balanced, well designed landscaping and a lovely valley view on 2.5 acres

Tom Dodds $739,000

Glenn Karakochuk


• Deluxe 2 bedroom 2 bath condo • Gas fireplace, covered balcony, skylights • Underground parking, walk to shops


call kevin clayton

ROOM FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE • .97 acre, very private, walk to town • Lovely 3 bed 3 bath family home • 1800 sq. ft. separate shop for hobbies or home business

$574,900 call kevin clayton EW


ABOVE PIPERS LAGOON Breathtaking ocean views and Hammond Bay activity, across to the mainland mountains from this 8400sf amazing lot in prestigious Glen Oaks Estates! Building scheme and package available. NO HST!


Jill Tuggle


Rural living on 4.68 acres with the convenience of town! Spacious 3282 sq. ft. main floor with living room, family room, large den, kitchen, pantry & bathroom. Upstairs master with ensuite, 3 large bedrooms & lots of closets. Part basement for storage, games & recreation.

$750,000 call Anne Sperling


• Great 3 bedroom retirement rancher • Close to all Parksville amenities • Plenty of RV and boat parking


Gary Neufeld

ARBUTUS PARK ESTATES Almost half acre building lot. Level and ready to start. Located in very desirable area of Nanoose with established quality homes, sandy beach plus golf and marina nearby.


Mark Anderson




• Lovely 1400 sqft. patio home • 2 beds, 2 baths, easy care living • Formal dining room, open kitchen • Walk to Qualicum Beach village



IDEAL RETIREMENT RANCHER! Walk to town from this immaculate rancher in Hermitage park. Close to amenities. Living room dining room combination is ideal for entertaining. The private rear patio is ideal for BBQs.

Ian/Aaron/Louise $349,900

Jim/Margo Hoffman

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